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Ten New COVID-19 Cases in LaSalle County on Tuesday

OTTAWA – Ten new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday afternoon by the LaSalle County Health Department.  However, the health department reported no new deaths, which makes a full week of no deaths being reported by the county, the longest stretch of no coronavirus fatalities since early ...Read more

Remains found near campsite belonged to Elgin man

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials have identified a man whose remains were found scattered near a campsite in the North Carolina portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a bear lurked nearby. News outlets report the remains belonged to 43-year-old Patrick Madura of Elgin, Illinois. ...Read more